Grassland Studies 2016 Fall Seminar Series
October 31. 3:00 pm–4:00 pm. Nebraska East Union. Paul Genho, president of AgReserves, Inc., will present the 2016 Leu Distinguished Lecturer, “Fifty years of study and experience with beef systems management.” Free and open to the public. Contact Center for Grassland Studies to view video after seminar. http://grassland.unl.
Commercial Horticulture Webinar Series: Ornamental nursery and greenhouse updates
Mother Earth News Online Summit
October 31 - November 8. This free, online event sponsored by the Grow Network offers presentations by more than 35 experts on growing food and medicine sustainably. Registration is required. http://try.
Webinar: SARE Farmer Rancher Grant Writing
November 1, 6pm – 8pm. Join SARE Farmer Rancher Grant coordinator Joan Benjamin and MN SARE Coordinators Wayne Martin and Kate Seager as they provide an overview of the SARE Farmer Rancher grant program and answer any questions you may have. The meeting link can be found here: November 1, 6pm – 8pm.
Soil Ecology and the Microscope: A Closer Look at Soil Health
Ben Samuelson's mission is to show the importance of soil microbes in truly regenerative agricultural systems and promote biological management that builds soil, protects water supply, and produces nutrient dense foods. In pursuit of this goal he studied and worked under Dr. Elaine Ingham practicing composting and light microscopy at her research farm in California. He is enrolled to begin graduate studies this January with UNL - Dept. of Horticulture investigating factors influencing decomposition of a novel biodegradable mulch cloth that is potentially allowable for organic growers. Check out his website www.soilbiology.tech.
Understanding and meeting your market: Conducting a local customer survey
Thursday, November 3 at 2:00 pm CDT. Location: https://
extension.zoom.us/j/785214413. There is a growing interest in niche poultry production. Before considering starting or expanding a production enterprises, it is crucial to know that you will have a market for what you want to produce. You could sell 'local', 'pasture-raised', etc. Andy Larson, Extension educator in local food systems and small farms at the University of Illinois, will be discussing how to conduct market research.
“Between Earth and Sky”
November 4. 7:30 pm. Hardin Hall Room: Auditorium. World-renowned canopy biologist Nalini Nadkarni is the speaker for the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum’s Young Lecture. Based on her book “Between Earth and Sky,” the presentation is a tapestry of personal stories, research and artwork related to trees’ root systems and canopies, as well as their role in commerce, medicine, urban and wild areas, folklore and the arts.
Emerald Ash Borer Seminar – Lincoln
Women, Food & Ag Network Annual Conference
November 4-5. Nebraska City, Nebraska. "Women and Permaculture: Making a Living in Harmony with the Land" is the conference theme. Keynote speaker Karryn Olson-Ramanujan, workshops, and field tours will focus on trees and permaculture, as well as women's leadership, small-scale diversified agriculture, conservation for women landowners, and more. www.wfan.org
Cereal Rye Bales
I have 25 large round bales of cereal rye grass for sale. This grass contains the cereal rye as well as the grass. It was grown as transition crop under organic conditions. It was planted as a cover crop, but a crop was not planted because it was always too wet last spring. This should be able to be ground and used for feed. We can load it for you. Call Cheryl at 402-617-1718. Thanks
Transition Yellow Corn
Certified Organic Rye
We have new: geese 6 packs; duck 6 packs; chicken egg 6 packs; paper jumbo cartons for duck eggs; foam large chicken carton; paper chicken cartons. Sold at our cost. Can buy two or more boxes for discounts. Free: gazillions of clean used cartons. Email: lil-nipper-ran
email@example.com. Please place in Subject line: Egg Cartons. On farm pick up, will consider delivery.
Turkeys. Started on Purina Game Bird Startena, non medicated, 30%. Three weeks ago switched to Soy Free, Non GMO layer ration 19-20%. Also after 8 weeks, free choice organic wheat. Free ranging. Can do on farm pick up or by possible delivery. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Ple
ase place "Turkeys" on the subject line.
Equipment for Sale
BCS 749 walk behind tractor with 30" tiller, rotary plow, and potato/root digger blade for sale. Tractor features 13 HP Honda GX390 gas engine, 3 forward and 3 reverse speeds, individual wheel brakes, power safe clutch, pull start (always starts on first pull). This thing is a beast with a great warranty. Used 2.5 seasons. This is a package deal. Rotary plow essential in making and maintaining raised beds, hilling potatoes, etc. Tiller will go deep and create great fine tilled beds and the root digger is great for rolling the taters out. Available for pick up in southeast Nebraska. Thanks, Robert White, email@example.com
I have a 1967 John Deere 2510 for sale. It's diesal. I am the third owner. The last owner rebuilt the engine. It handles well, turns good and you can clearly see what you're doing from the seat. It has six implements, 2 cultivators, a chisel, a disk, a 3 bottom plow and a 5' land pride reverse tiller. The tiller makes a fine seed bed on level ground but isn't appropraite for sloped ground as it will drag to soil to the bottom. The tiller was only used for two years. If you're interested please send me an e-mail and I can send you pictures. Thanks, Maria Stewart, Lebanon, Ks,
Osage Orange Posts
Over the years several NSAS members, especially organic producers , have bought osage orange posts from my son Chris Rohrbaugh. He still offers posts but is also producing for Crete Lumber in Crete. Crete Lumber has always been a great supporter of sustainable agriculture. Paul & Cyndie Rohrbaugh, Pawnee Pride MeatsSteinauer, NE.
New Farm Storage Facility Loan
The Farm Storage Facility Loan (FSFL) Program administered by the FSA has expanded to include some new eligible commodities. The new commodities eligible for facility loans include floriculture, hops, rye, milk, cheese, butter, yogurt, meat and poultry (unprocessed), eggs, and aquaculture (excluding systems that maintain live animals through uptake and discharge of water). Commodities already eligible for the loans include corn, grain sorghum, rice, soybeans, oats, peanuts, wheat, barley, minor oilseeds harvested as whole grain, pulse crops (lentils, chickpeas and dry peas), hay, honey, renewable biomass, and fruits, nuts and vegetables for cold storage facilities. FSA has expanded the FSFL program to include portable equipment and storage and handling trucks. These items can be new or used. Along with these changes in equipment eligibility, the FSFL program now has a Microloan option for producers that have $50,000 or less in FSFL loans. The FSFL Microloan reduces the down payment requirement from 15% to 5% and offers an abbreviated application by allowing the producer to self-certify their storage need. Loan applications should be filed in the administrative FSA office that maintains the farm’s records. For more information about Farm Storage Facility Loans, visit www.fsa.usda.gov/pricesupport
, or contact your local FSA office. To find your local FSA office, visit http://offices.usda.gov.
Cover Crop Management in Vegetable Systems
November 8. Online. This free, one-hour webinar is presented by the USDA NRCS Soil Health Division. In this session with Eero Ruuttila, Research Farm Manager for Johnny's Selected Seeds, participants will look at windows of opportunity for fitting cover crops into vegetable crop rotations, while minimizing tillage and the use of plastic mulches. The webinar will highlight the biological characteristics of Northeastern cover crop species with suggested seeding rates, equipment for establishing and maintaining good cover crop stands, and suggestions on when to incorporate cover crops to benefit later cash crops. Focus will be placed on using the right cover crops prior to the planned vegetable crop to be planted and use of cover crops during the traditional summer fallow period. http://www.
conservationwebinars.net/ webinars/cover-crop- management-in-vegetable- systems
Improved Grazing Management Online Course
November 9 - December 14, 2016, Wednesday evenings. Northeast Beginning Farmers Project offers this online course. As a participant, you will learn the key concepts of successful grazing operations that can be adapted and successfully implemented on your own farm. Focus will be on grazing ruminant livestock. This course is designed for livestock producers who have already initiated grazing practices on their farm, and who have at least a basic knowledge of the grazing behavior of their animals and of their pasture ecosystems. http://www.
nebeginningfarmers.org/online- courses/all-courses/grazing- management-bf-231/
Farm to Market Conference
November 11-12.Cheyenne, Wyoming.The Wyoming Department of Agriculture Specialty Crops division and the University of Wyoming Laramie County Extension are hosting a Farm to Market Conference developed to help you have garden to table-safe vegetables, process vegetables safely, have a better farmers market, and even save a few of your favorite seeds along the way. On Friday attendees have a choice of full-day workshops. On Saturday there will be four tracks with multiple programs.